Sunday, May 25, 2008

ERLANGEN comic salon NEWS....

well, today is the final day of the show. if only there was 36 hrs in a day....
last night we ate at the Kitzmann brewery. a fine meal with "baggers" a local potato pancake, exquisite spargel (asparagus) creme soup, and a fine meat dish with a dark beer reduction. oh yeah...the great Kitzmann Keller bier!!!!!! my fine friends Marc & Spink from Amsterdam, Martina & Giovanni from Milan, and Christoph from Munich were in attendance. thank god they all speak better english than i do german, dutch or italian!!!!!

ok...enuf about food and xtra-cariculars... on to the comic salon news.
always a GREAT show here. there's a fantasic show featuring abunch of artists from china. lots of friends and cool small press books.

big news: THOMAS OTT ....t.o.t.t. yes !!!!!! and i will be bringing some beautiful examples of his master quality scratchboard art to the SAN DIEGO comic con !!!!!

so...there's so much to do and see in the last day....bye

Thursday, May 22, 2008


been in germany now for 24 hrs. all set up at the show...awesome!
most importantly i've consumed a lot of delicious german beer + 2 great meals. saw the end of chelsea vs man u (last nite). alll in alllll a great start to a european trip.

will keep you all posted.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

tim biskup

went to the preview at jonathan levine's gallery the other nite. lots of impressive new work by tim. crazy paintings, and a silk screen with like 56 different colors. which is totally insane. best part of the show was this awesome monster head sculpture.

today my 8 (soon to be 9) year old daughter gave performed in her dance recital at the dance theatre workshop on 19th st.

and i'm dreading the the prep part (of my up coming german comic con in ERLANGEN) and procrastinating way to much about getting ready. yay me!
the consolation prize...??. GERMAN BEER !!! my favorite beer. sooooo, you can be sure i'll be hittin the beer gardens and much great enthusiasm.

the line up for the hotwire show is coing along, most of the artists have sent art ahead so that i can get it all framed before i leave for germany.

oh yeah...i'll be visiting holland (amsterdam) at the end of my trip. great city!
bikes, museums, great food and beer!! can you say niewe haring (sp?). yeah baby, YEAH!

Monday, May 12, 2008

home sweet home...but

it's good to be home but i miss italia! how i didn't put on 30 lbs (or any weight) is a greater mystery than the bermuda triangle! i guess it's a true testiment to power of pounding the pavement.
The trip was awesome. Rome is one of the greatest cities on earth. BIG SHOUT OUT TO my friends at the MONDOPOP gallery in Roma and their crazy cool show about the Mona Lisa. A lot of fine artists participating in the show.

Now on to the crazy crush to bring on the HOTWIRE show! lots of artists are on schedule with getting me their art. we're gonna make another fine VERY affordable screenprint for the show, and a few freebie posters!!!

in 8 days i'll be going to Germany to attend the ERLANGEN comic salon !!!
really looking forward to seeing all the great german & international artists and all my friends in Deutchland!!!
and then a little pitstop to see my buddies in Amsterdam at the end of the trip! yes. i'm THAT lucky.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

italy day 8

sorry for the long time between posts! the show was great, a little heavy on the manga (tons of goofy people in manga costumes), lotsa nice people and friends, good biz, and a great exhibition of art on the roof of the castle. yeah the show's in a frickin castle (castello sant elmo)!! the show featured a tribute to the italian comic book western TEX. plus some amazing exhibitions of MATOTTI & MICHELUZZI. WoooooooooooW. as you can imagine we've been eating splendidly every day. i'm in heaven here. my favorite art, great people, and pompeii and herculaneum!!! again wow.
Today's a big holiday May 1st, so we're takin it easy and just doin local things.